Hankook and Kumho Tire Set Eyes on EVs

Just recently, Hankook Tire and Technology Co. said that almost half of its orders came from electric vehicle-exclusive variants. The company has just concluded contracts with about 22 automakers for 60 car models.

The Hankook tires for these models are currently in development. Among them are for EVs from 12 car brands. The tire maker launched the EV-exclusive tire brand iON in May in the European market. It plans to launch it in South Korea and the rest of the global market soon.

On the other hand, Kumho Tire Co. has been supplying Ecsta PS71 and Cruzen HP71 Kumho tires – both featuring the company’s K-Silent noise-canceling technology for Kia Corp’s all-electric EV6 sedan.

The tires boast noise-less features, a strong grip, and low rolling resistance to enhance the EV’s performance.